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NaPoWriMo Day 11 Poem ~~ Being Mellow


Taking Time to Mellow Out

The alarm rings, jarring me out of sweet dreams
I yawn, stretch, not wanting to rise
Swing my legs over the edge of the bed
Stand and scratch, another day begins

The day drags on and I’m worked to the end
My boss is an idiot and I just shake my head
Wishing I was rich, no need for this job
Watch the clock till my time is done

Finally, the end of my work day arrives
I run out of the door, my way is clear
I start my car and the music blares
The sound washing my boredom away

I drive home shaking off the day’s frustrations
Thinking of hot coffee, freedom, relaxation
But first to walk the dog, feed the cat
Make dinner, call friends, sort the mail

I drink coffee, eat my food, watch a bit of news
Then finally, when I’m all relaxed, my fun resumes
My music plays softly, I open a book, I laze on the couch
The words they take me so far away

This is how I mellow out my days and night
After the world gets rough in its play
I go somewhere else, even if only in my mind
For adventures, comedy, drama, mystery, suspense

It’s a world of words, but it’s so real to me
I feel my cares get washed away in black/white squiggles
Whether I write them or someone else, makes no difference
Imagination is a great place to be, so I visit regularly



This was written for two challenges, NaPoWriMo and the WordPress Daily Prompt, which was; After a long day at work or school, what are your favorite ways to wind down and decompress?

Hope you all enjoyed my efforts. 


12 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 11 Poem ~~ Being Mellow

  1. I did enjoy this very much Jackie. Just reading it makes me feel mellow, musinc is a great way to unwind or buck your feelings up. I did laugh at “Wishing I was rich, no need for this job”. Also food and news is an inspired coupling too.


    1. Thank you so much! Music is always a great thing, I have some going pretty much all the time. Well don’t we all wish we were rich and had no need for a job? 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!


  2. Lovely Jackie the need to be away from work and its pressures and to relax into a world away from our own is a desirous place to be. I like that you visit regularly, lovely ending.


  3. This one made me smile. When you wrote about wishing to be rich and not needing the job, I remembered a scene people talked about far back at home when I was a child, where someone won the lottery, quit his job the very minute he learned about his new riches…and went to blow his nose in the curtains of the supervisor’s office…


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